Saturday 21 September 2013

Clean sweep for The Grambler…

Yep.  Every result completely and utterly wrong.  It started badly with the early kick off Norwich v Aston Villa game.  Who would have thought Aston Villa could actually get a win?  Well, obviously Paul Lambert did as for the third time since leaving Norwich for Aston Villa he has managed to give his old team a doing.

That win takes Villa up to twelfth place.  Woo hoo.  Norwich, on the other hand go down down down to eighteenth.  Early days though.  Positions will alter over the next few weeks and Liverpool will soon get a nose bleed from being so high up the table.

It could have gone better had Snodgrass scored when he took a penalty for Norwich.  Actually, it wasn’t so much a miss as a save from Guzan.  Well done Guzan.  I hope you realise that your actions could have denied vital funding to the Bobby Moore Fund.  Actually, it didn’t make any difference at all because every prediction went pear-shaped!


Brighton were not meant to win against Bolton according to The Grambler who predicted a win for Bolton.  Pillock!  Bolton are still propping up the table with their only points coming from those three draws.  Apparently, today’s defeat makes this the Trotters worst start to a season in 50 years.  But they are top of one league (or statistic) – their three yellow cards today take their total to 17 – making them officially the dirtiest team in the Championship.


So on to our third Grambler prediction - Portsmouth to draw with Fleetwood.  Once again The Grambler got it soooo wrong with Fleetwood scoring the only goal of the game.  Although, to be fair, it wasn’t exactly a convincing win and could well have gone the Grambler’s way.  Jamille Matt’s shot on goal rebounded off Portsmouth defender Sonny Bradley into the net.  Anyway, another loss for Portsmouth sends them even further down the table to 15th place (I tell you, it’s Conference League next year if they don’t start winning soon) and the win moves Fleetwood up to second.


Our fourth game Aberdeen v Inverness Caledonian Thistle was predicted by The Grambler to end as a draw.  Given that both teams are doing well at the top end of the Scottish Premiership, with Caley unbeaten, it looked a reasonable bet.  Of course, someone had to burst their bubble and it was Aberdeen with a narrow one nil victory.  Boo.  Once again, The Grambler nearly got it right – Caley’s Graeme Shinney had a shot ‘cleared off the line’ by Smith, but Inverness were convinced that the ball had crossed the line.  The match officials called it Aberdeen’s way and there was no goal.

The win takes Aberdeen up to third in the league one point ahead of Motherwell who play Dundee United tomorrow (Sunday).  Inverness are still top ahead of Celtic, but now it is only on goal difference.  And Celtic have a game in hand.  Expect normal service to be resumed soon.


Game number 5 took us to Hampden where The Grambler predicted a win for Elgin against pointless Queen’s Park.  By that I don’t mean that Queen’s Park are a team with no purpose, I meant…  Anyway, it seemed a fair prediction as the Spiders were yet to take a point from any games this season.  Well, guess what – they got a point today in a 3-3 draw.  That was probably a really exciting game.  Wow six goals!  Thanks all you so-called football websites for totally ignoring this game and not even providing a match report.  Yes you know who I talking about BBC. Ahem… Anyway, by getting a draw Queen’s Park managed to give The Grambler an embarrassing no correct predictions out of five!  Hopeless!


Ah well, so ends my first week in charge of The Grambler blog.  Not very successful I have to admit.  But hey ho, in the words of D.ream (featuring the talents of grinning Professor Brian Cox) Things can only get better.


One thing before I go.  Stewart’s Just Giving page is now on line so whenever you feel like it, no rush, please take the time to make a wee donation.



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Thank you and goodnight.





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